Exhibit Archive: 2021-22

“The AIDS Experience: Stories of Resilience”


This companion exhibit showcases materials documenting the Richmond AIDS experience. The AIDS Experience will consist of two exhibit cases in the Reading Room and will feature materials that focus on the two themes of the National Library of Medicine exhibit, “Thriving and Surviving.” The Thriving case will focus on society/culture and include photographs, posters and publications from libraries-held collections such as the records of the Richmond Triangle Players and the Fan Free Clinic that will highlight AIDS awareness and community activism and support in Richmond. The Surviving case will  focus on the medical and practitioner-side of the crisis including correspondence, newsletters, reports from nursing organizations and other documents and artifacts.